Melanie Reid is an award-winning Times journalist whose weekly column for The Times, ‘Spinal Column’, is about disability and her life as a disabled person. She broke her neck and back, in April 2010 whilst horse riding, and is now a tetraplegic.
Her column is open , honest, and above all thought provoking.
One sentence in one particular column hit home –
“If you don’t want to live – I mean appreciate every moment of being free and able – give me your body”